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Urine Calcium and Phosphate (24 hours)

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Evaluation of urine calcium excretion levels can aid in the differential diagnosis of recurrent renal calculi, as well as in the differentiation of familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia from asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Urine;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • 24hr Urine - Black Bottle (Plain);
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Complete 24hr collection
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
This is not the investigation for stone formers. 24 hour urine containers can be ordered through Clinical chemistry, contact us on 01872 252540 or via ICE mail or to request a container, a patient information leaflet will also be included.
Maximum add on time
5 days if refrigerated
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
2.5 - 7.5 mmol/24h RR for both Male and Female
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 30-04-2024